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The Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltending issues in the postseason have been well documented over the years.

The trio of Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky and Michael Leighton allowed 38 goals in 11 games between the Conference Quarterfinals and Conference Semifinals in 2011, so naturally, the Flyers went out and signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year contract worth $51 million in the off-season to correct this fatal flaw once and for all.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that the Flyers came into Wednesday night with a 3-0 series lead and were looking for the sweep, Bryzgalov still seems to be falling in line with Flyers goalies of the past, allowing 17 goals on 109 shots three-and-a-half games into his Philly postseason career, culminating in the Bear Hater being pulled in the second period of tonight’s Game 4.

Of course, because matching each other’s incompetence is just what Flyers goalies do come April, Bobrovsky entered in relief of Bryzgalov, who had allowed five goals on 18 shots, and proceeded to allow five goals…on 18 shots. At least they’re consistent!

Here’s video of all 10 Penguins goals tonight:

It’s hard to put into words just how unreliable Philadelphia’s playoff goaltending has been over the last few years, but the crack research staff here at theScore (mainly the ticker department) gives us a pretty good idea:

 

 

I realize that Marc-Andre Fleury has been far from reliable in this series, but at the end of the day, if the Pens can take care of business at home in Game 5, I’d take Fleury in net for Games 6 and 7 over anyone manning the crease wearing Flyers colours.

Stay tuned for Chris Lund’s thoughts on Game 4 later tonight.